Top 10 wines in the US press
A clutch of Brunello di Montalcino, an “interesting and unusual” Greek wine made with the native Moschofilero grape and a “tangy” Virginian Viognier make this week’s line-up.
Diageo signals turnaround as sales rise
Diageo has reported a 5% rise in net sales for 2014/15, signalling a turnaround in the company’s fortunes after a challenging few years.
Distillery shows off new mousing team
The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has unveiled a major new visitor attraction: two kittens who have been employed as the site’s “Official Mousers”.
Following The Drinks Business Awards at the London Wine Fair in May, we give a full round-up of this year’s winners, detailing what made them stand out from the crowd.
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The fourth generation winemaker of Massolino in Piedmont, speaks to db about his love of pairing cold Nebbiolo with sushi.
The Bangalore-based winery has launched a Cabernet blend Misfit which it hails as India’s first unfiltered wine.
Chinese fine dining restaurant, Lai Bun Fu has launched its ‘Taste of Classics’ menu for the mid-autumn festival.
Ever-inventive, the drinks industry has come up with a host of ways to get its products noticed this month, from sports star tie-ups and flamingoes to sand art and tan lines.
The latest figures from the Brewers Association show that craft beer’s rise is continuing in the US with production volumes up 16% so far this year.
Diageo has decided to forge its own path in the buoyant South African market, restructuring its business through the termination of a series of joint ventures.
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Burgundy has roared ahead in recent years but are the region’s superstars going to hit a wall as prices climb higher? Have they already?
Is the 2006 Cheval Blanc a “dark horse” vintage for the Saint Emilion heavyweight?
The fourth vintage of Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay, the 2000, has been released with just over 5,000 bottles available.
Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.
Louis Vuitton Moët-Hennessy’s Q2 results have “far outpaced” analysts’ predictions on the back of strong fashion and drinks sales.
Nicolas Feuillatte increased its shipments by 19% between 2007 to 2014, the biggest growth of any Champagne brand during that period, according to a report by Shanken.
Hong Kong customers who buy Mumm Champagne through Watson’s Wines can win a trip to the 2015 Grand Prix in Singapore.
Champagne Krug has partnered with The Ritz London to offer guests a tasting flight on the terrace throughout August.
High end Prosecco and English sparkling wine have helped to drive a 40% year-on year uplift in fizz sales at Matthew Clark, one of the UK’s largest on-trade suppliers.
Keeping your supply chain under control is vital for happy employees, satisfied customers and profitability, writes Crispin Mair of Crimson & Co.
Long-focused on expressing Rioja Alavesa’s diverse vineyard sites, Araex is now busy expanding its vision.
From modest beginnings in Rioja Alavesa, one man’s vision has taken him across the major wine regions of Spain, preserving and promoting their individuality while tackling the fragmentation that has hampered the country’s potential
The modern wine trader is undoubtedly a demanding beast. Not only do they want to keep costs down, but they want more visibility, increased flexibility of supply, as well as faster access to information.